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Organic Chemistry

By: John E McMurry
1512 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Organic Chemistry
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  • Organic Chemistry ISBN: 9781305080485 Edition: 9 Hardback Mar 2015 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 5 days
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The most trusted and best-selling text for organic chemistry just got better! Updated with more coverage of nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, expanded with new end-of-chapter mechanism problems and Practice Your Scientific Reasoning and Analysis questions, and enhanced with OWLv2, the latest version of the leading online homework and learning system for chemistry, John McMurry's Organic Chemistry continues to set the standard for the course. The Ninth Edition also retains McMurry's hallmark qualities: comprehensive, authoritative, and clear. McMurry has developed a reputation for crafting precise and accessible texts that speak to the needs of instructors and students. More than a million students worldwide from a full range of universities have mastered organic chemistry through his trademark style, while instructors at hundreds of colleges and universities have praised his approach time and time again.


1. Structure and Bonding
2. Polar Covalent Bonds; Acids and Bases
3. Organic Compounds: Alkanes and Their Stereochemistry
4. Organic Compounds: Cycloalkanes and Their Stereochemistry
5. Stereochemistry at Tetrahedral Centers
6. An Overview of Organic Reactions
7. Alkenes: Structure and Reactivity
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning I: The Chiral Drug Thalidomide
8. Alkenes: Reactions and Synthesis
9. Alkynes: An Introduction to Organic Synthesis
10. Organohalides
11. Reactions of Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitutions and Eliminations
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning II: From Mustard Gas to Alkylating Anticancer Drugs
12. Structure Determination: Mass Spectrometry and Infrared Spectroscopy
13. Structure Determination: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
14. Conjugated Compounds and Ultraviolet Spectroscopy
15. Benzene and Aromaticity
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning III: Photodynamic Therapy (PDT)
16. Chemistry of Benzene: Electrophilic Aromatic Substitution
17. Alcohols and Phenols
18. Ethers and Epoxides; Thiols and Sulfides
Preview of Carbonyl Chemistry
19. Aldehydes and Ketones: Nucleophilic Addition Reactions
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning IV: SSRIs
20. Carboxylic Acids and Nitriles
21. Carboxylic Acid Derivatives: Nucleophilic Acyl Substitution Reactions
22. Carbonyl Alpha-Substitution Reactions
23. Carbonyl Condensation Reactions
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning V: Thymine in DNA
24. Amines and Heterocycles
25. Biomolecules: Carbohydrates
26. Biomolecules: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning VI: Melatonin and Serotonin
27. Biomolecules: Lipids
28. Biomolecules: Nucleic Acids
29. The Organic Chemistry of Metabolic Pathways
30. Orbitals and Organic Chemistry: Pericyclic Reactions
31. Synthetic Polymers
Practice Your Scientific Analysis and Reasoning VII: The Potent Antibiotic of Endiandric Acid C

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John E. McMurry received his B.A. from Harvard University and his Ph.D. at Columbia University. He is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and an Alfred P. Sloan Research Foundation Fellow. He has received several awards, which include the National Institutes of Health Career Development Award, the Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award, and the Max Planck Research Award. In addition to "Organic Chemistry", he is also the author or coauthor of Organic Chemistry: A Biological Approach, Fundamentals Of Organic Chemistry, The Organic Chemistry Of Biological Pathways.

By: John E McMurry
1512 pages, colour & b/w illustrations
Publisher: Cengage Learning
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